This coming Saturday sees Mangaweka transformed into the Arts capitol of NZ, with the biennial Fakes & Forgeries festival, inspired by legendary Rangitikei born and raised artist, Karl F Sim (aka Goldie). The fun starts at 10am with the openings of the combined Schools Art Exhibition at the Village Hall featuring Artworks created by the Rangitikei Districts Schools and in the Fire-Station there will be a Massive Book-Fair with hundreds of books and titles on offer, accompanied by Devonshire Teas & Scones. At 11am the Adults Fakes and Forgeries Exhibition opens at Mangaweka 'Yellow Church' Gallery with over 50 dazzling Artworks on display, including a very special huge sized 'Colin McMahon' which was actually involved in a legal dispute, due to the theft of the original, which is a very-apt must see. The fun continues throughout the day with Artist Julie Oliver creating three big new Murals outside, with help from visiting youngsters (all paints etc provided). Visitors can browse the Mangaweka Christmas Markets in the Museum grounds, where crafts and second-hand goods will be for sale (last three pitches available, contact Alison (06)-firstname.lastname@example.org book). People wanting refreshments will be delighted by the newly re-opened 'Dukes Roadhouse' Café, serving abundant food and Havana Coffees. At 1.30pm you can join the winning Artists as the prizes are presented at the Yellow Church Gallery, with complimentary drinks and nibbles for all attending. So where-ever you are from in the district, make your way to Mangaweka this Saturday 30 November for a fun, art and crafts packed day from 10am to around 3pm.
'Yellow Church' Gallery 6360 State Highway One Mangaweka RANGITIKEI
New Zealand 4746